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2017ApJ...851...22M - Astrophys. J., 851, 22-22 (2017/December-2)

The star-forming main sequence of dwarf low surface brightness galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

We explore the star-forming properties of late-type, low surface brightness (LSB) galaxies. The star-forming main sequence (SFR-M*) of LSB dwarfs has a steep slope, indistinguishable from unity (1.04 ± 0.06). They form a distinct sequence from more massive spirals, which exhibit a shallower slope. The break occurs around M*~1010 M, and can also be seen in the gas mass-stellar mass plane. The global Kennicutt-Schmidt law (SFR-Mg) has a slope of 1.47 ± 0.11 without the break seen in the main sequence. There is an ample supply of gas in LSB galaxies, which have gas depletion times well in excess of a Hubble time, and often tens of Hubble times. Only ∼3 % of this cold gas needs be in the form of molecular gas to sustain the observed star formation. In analogy with the faint, long-lived stars of the lower stellar main sequence, it may be appropriate to consider the main sequence of star-forming galaxies to be defined by thriving dwarfs (with M* 1010 M), while massive spirals (with M* 1010 M) are weary giants that constitute more of a turn-off population.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: dwarf - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: formation - galaxies: irregular - galaxies: spiral - galaxies: star formation - galaxies: star formation

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